National Gardening Association Appoints New Executive Director

By National Gardening Association Editors

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National Gardening Association Appoints New Executive Director

Williston, VT (July 27, 2015)—The National Gardening Association's (NGA) Board of Directors has selected Jennifer Tedeschi to lead the 43-year-old nonprofit organization.

After searching for a strong leader, the Board of Directors determined that the best person to fill the role of executive director was Tedeschi who has been with NGA since 2012 and was previously serving as the organization's interim COO since September of 2014.

Tedeschi brings over 20 years of business management and financial experience in the fields of health care, disaster restoration, and property management. In addition to her work with the organization, Tedeschi serves with the National Pollinator Garden Network and is on the USDA steering committee for consumer horticulture. She is also on the advisory board for Cloudfarm, makers of seed sheet.

″We are thrilled to appoint Jennifer as NGA's Executive Director,″ said Bruce Lisman, chairman of the board. ″She has worked so hard and has done so well. Jennifer is not just the head of the organization, but also the heart.″

In response to her new role, Tedeschi expressed, ″I'm excited for this opportunity and I look forward to continue working closely with the leadership team and employees to move NGA forward while helping to grow the next generation of gardeners.″ said Tedeschi.

About National Gardening Association: The National Gardening Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Williston, VT. Their mission is to empower every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs. To learn more and support their efforts visit

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